In some ways, it feels like I'm back where it all began. Though I'm nowhere near where I thought I would be when I was working on my senior thesis at Stanford, I'm now working on my senior thesis again, this time as a 3rd year MDiv at Harvard Divinity School. I'm submitting an IRB proposal so that I can do interviews, putting important deadlines on my calendar, planning a research and writing schedule, and already counting ahead to know how many months I have left to get it done.
In many ways, my project is so totally different. In others, it's very similar. And just as before, I'm hoping that the research and writing process is fun, and that even when I'm stressed out about it, I'm excited about the work I am doing, if not in the moment, then in the longterm. We shall see.